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Nurse drug prevention program loosely monitored

In their continuing investigation into failed oversight of California's nursing board, ProPublica and the Los Angeles Times found problems within the state's drug diversion program. Diversion is intended to help nurses overcome substance abuse problems without losing their nursing license. The investigation found "participants who practiced while intoxicated, stole drugs from the bedridden and falsified records to cover their tracks. Since its inception in 1985, more than half the nurses who have entered the program haven't completed it."

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